Adam Sandler's Western Comedy 'Ridiculous Six' is Pushing Daisies
Nearly two years ago, we heard about a project developing at Warner Bros. Pictures called The Ridiculous Six, a western comedy that Adam Sandler was going to co-write and produce with longtime collaborator Tim Herlihy (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy). However, due to the underperforming of Blended at the box office, and the flop of A Million Ways to Die in the West, the studio has decided to pull the plug on the project. THR also says that a budget hadn't been agreed upon between Happy Madison Productions and the studio, so that was another hurdle holding the project back. But is the project dead?
You might remember that Adam Sandler just made a surprise announcement of a deal with Netflix that will see him starring in and producing four original films that will premiere and stream exclusively on Netflix in the coming years. There's a good chance that The Ridiculous Six could end up being one of those project if none of the studios want to touch it. The film has had a struggle to get made though, having originally been set up at Sony Pictures before it went into turnaround and got picked up by Warner Bros. in 2012. Even Paramount Pictures passed on the film before. It seems like both audiences and studios are getting wise to Sandler's lazy and tiresome comedy shenanigans. What do you think?